Rehab 4 Addiction

Drug & Alcohol Rehabs in Stoke-on-Trent

Do you suffer from a possible addiction to drugs or alcohol? Are you utterly unsure where to turn?

Fortunately, Rehab 4 Addiction offers a free and highly confidential helpline for people seeking residential and outpatient treatment in Stoke-on-Trent.

To book into a Stoke-on-Trent-based drug or alcohol rehab, call us today on 0800 140 4690.

If you are regularly drinking or drug user, it’s imperative that you understand the risks you run by continuing to engage in this type of behaviour.

Unfortunately, the vast majority of people seeking out help for their addiction must first hit ‘rock bottom’ before any action is taken to address the addiction.

After assisting thousands of people in recovery, experience has taught us that this is entirely unnecessary.

If you feel your drinking or drug taking is beyond your control, you are well-advised to seek out professional help without delay.

In Stoke-on-Trent, we are able to advise you on a variety of treatment options. This consists of residential and outpatient treatment.

We help you fit your treatment around your work and lifestyle so that you may achieve your recovery goals without neglecting other activities that are important to you.

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Who is inpatient rehab suitable for?

While many people find success in managed at-home detoxes and outpatient treatment programs, there are certain factors that may prevent an individual from safely or successfully recovering in this manner.

In these cases, an inpatient rehabilitation facility is the safest and most effective form of treatment.

Inpatient rehab is suitable for the following people:

  • Anyone who has suffered from seizures or delirium tremens when attempting to detox from Anyone who regularly drinks over 30 units of alcohol each day
  • Anyone who has previously been diagnosed with Wernicke’s encephalopathy
  • Anyone who has been diagnosed with a co-occurring mental health disorder such as obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and generalised anxiety disorder 
  • Anyone who self-harms or has suicidal thoughts due to their substance use
  • Anyone who becomes violent and aggressive when under the influence of substances
  • Anyone who has previously attempted to withdraw from substances but was unable to complete the process
  • Anyone who is struggling with a drug or alcohol addiction and requires professional treatment in order to recover

What to expect from the rehab admissions process

Checking into a rehab facility can feel overwhelming and daunting, particularly if this is the first time that you have sought help for a substance use disorder. 

Gaining an understanding of the admissions and diagnosis process can help you to feel more at ease and potentially allow you to take that first step towards recovery,

Once you arrive at a rehab facility in Stoke on Trent you will meet with a doctor who will ask you a number of questions.

This will allow them to gain an understanding of the severity of your substance use disorder as well as any co-occurring mental health disorders and other relevant information.

They may require access to your medical records, perform a physical health check and run blood tests.

In some cases, they may request to speak to any friends or family members who will be able to provide more information about your substance use.

It is important for staff at your chosen rehab facility to gather as much information about your addiction, physical health and any co-occurring mental health disorders.

This is in order to make a formal diagnosis and assessment, which will then allow them to create an effective treatment plan.

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Understanding the 6 dimensions of the ASAM criteria

Once you have been admitted to a rehab facility, you will be professionally assessed in order to determine the best course of action that will best suit you and your individual needs. 

Many programmes use the ASAM criteria to assess patients.

This is based on the idea that there are 6 key dimensions that should be addressed when evaluating the severity of a substance use disorder and the patient’s likelihood of relapse. [1]

  • Acute Intoxication and/or Withdrawal Potential: Understanding the severity of the addiction and the likelihood of the patient experiencing withdrawal symptoms during detoxification
  • Biomedical Conditions and Complications: Understanding the patient’s physical health history and any medical needs
  • Emotional, Behavioural or Cognitive Conditions or Complications: Understanding the patient’s mental health history and any additional needs
  • Readiness to Change: Understanding how motivated the patient is to make a change
  • Relapse, Continued Use or Continued Problem Potential: Understanding the patient’s history with relapse and future potential
  • Recovery/Living Environment: Understanding the patient’s lifestyle and home life

Meeting the DSM-5 criteria for a substance use disorder

A person cannot be diagnosed with a substance use disorder simply because there is evidence that they use certain substances. 

They must meet specific criteria as detailed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5).

This is the primary tool used to diagnose patients as part of the rehab admissions process on Stoke on Trent. [2]

The DSM-5’s official criteria for substance use disorders

  • Hazardous use: The substance or behaviour after use is dangerous to the person and others around them
  • Social or interpersonal problems relating to use: Relationships with others have become strained
  • Neglecting major roles to use: Responsibilities have been neglected in favour of substance use
  • Withdrawal: Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when not using the substance
  • Tolerance: Building up a tolerance to the substance
  • Used larger amounts/longer: Spiralling into heavier and more frequent substance use
  • Repeated attempts to control the use or quit: Difficulty controlling the use of substances
  • Much time spent using: Substance use takes up the majority of the person’s time
  • Physical or psychological problems related to use: Substance use has resulted in physical or mental health issues 
  • Activities are given up to use: Substance use has replaced previous hobbies and activities
  • Cravings: The person frequently has a strong desire to use the substance

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Diagnosing a mild, moderate or severe substance use disorder

Once a substance use disorder has been diagnosed, the addiction must then be classified into one of the DSM-5’s Three Levels of Severity which are stated as mild, moderate and severe. 

This allows the rehab facility to provide the appropriate level of the case.

  • Mild substance use disorder: If the patient meets two or three of the above criteria, they will be diagnosed with a mild addiction.
  • Moderate substance use disorder: If the patient meets four or five of the above criteria, they will be diagnosed with a moderate addiction.
  • Severe substance use disorder: If the patient meets six or more of the above criteria, they will be diagnosed with a severe addiction.

The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT)

Due to the social acceptance of consuming alcohol and even becoming intoxicated on a regular basis, it can often be difficult to diagnose the severity of an alcohol use disorder. 

Tools such as the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) can be helpful in determining whether an individual is suffering from alcohol addiction and these are often used when assessing patients before entering rehab.

AUDIT is made up of ten questions that are posed to the patient, and their answers range from 0-5 in terms of severity which in turn make up the overall points. 

If a patient scores 8 or more points, alcohol addiction is likely to be present. 

A score of 13 or more is a high indicator of a severe alcohol use disorder.

The Ten Questions of the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test

  • How often do you have a drink containing alcohol?
  • How many units of alcohol do you drink on a typical day when you are drinking?
  • How often have you had 6 or more units if female or 8 or more if male, on a single occasion in the last year?
  • How often during the last year have you found that you were not able to stop drinking once you had started?
  • How often during the last year have you failed to do what was normally expected from you because of your drinking?
  • How often during the last year have you needed an alcoholic drink in the morning to get yourself going after a heavy drinking session?
  • How often during the last year have you had a feeling of guilt or remorse after drinking?
  • How often during the last year have you been unable to remember what happened the night before because you had been drinking?
  • Have you or somebody else been injured as a result of your drinking?
  • Has a relative or friend, doctor or other health worker been concerned about your drinking or suggested that you cut down?

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The importance of an intervention

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Many people dealing with a substance use disorder do not want to admit to themselves or others that they have a problem.

This can prevent them from seeking treatment, and in these cases, an intervention is often necessary in order to push the individual into reaching out for help.

An intervention involves a group of people organising a meeting in which to confront a loved one with their substance use disorder and encourage them to seek help. 

Each member will address the affected individual and provide evidence of the effect that the addiction is having on them, and this is designed to shock the individual into entering professional treatment.

The people involved in the intervention are usually family members, close friends, partners or spouses and community figures such as a leading member of their faith.

It is also recommended that a professional interventionist be utilised in order to help the intervention run smoothly and effectively.

A counsellor or professional interventionist can help to organise a successful intervention and ensure that everything stays on track.

They can help to navigate potentially difficult and dangerous situations, such as if the affected individual reacts aggressively, and can often provide a neutral environment in which the intervention can take place.

There are other alternatives to an intervention that have proven to be effective.

One of these is the Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT) approach, which works with family members and close friends of the affected individual rather than the individual themselves. [3]

This method allows them to develop the skills and strategies required to navigate the addiction and effectively encourage their loved one to seek treatment, without unknowingly enabling their disorder or pushing them away.

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How much does rehab cost in Stoke on Trent?


Many people do not think of rehab as a viable option for treating a substance use disorder simply because of its reputation as being extremely expensive. 

However, there is a range of facilities and treatment programmes available in Stoke on Trent to suit the majority of budgets, so it’s worth exploring the available options before completely dismissing the idea of rehab.

If you choose to spend 10 days at a rehab clinic in Stoke on Trent in a shared room, you can expect to pay between £2,000 and £4,000.

 For a similar stay in an individual room, the price will increase to between £3,000 to £6,000. Alternatively, a 28-day stay can range between £6,000 to £12,000 depending on whether you choose to share a room with other patients. 

A cheaper option is to undergo a home detox if your medical team believes that you are a viable candidate for this process.

The cost to withdraw from drugs or alcohol in the comfort of your own home usually costs around £1,500 including medications and professional monitoring. 

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How long does rehab last in Stoke on Trent?

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A stay at rehab in Stoke on Trent can be as short as seven days for complete physical detoxification, but most facilities commonly offer 30, 60 and 90-day comprehensive treatment plans. 

It is recommended that patients remain in rehab for at least 30 days in order to complete the counselling process and any other activities that may be relevant to their treatment.

While detoxification and withdrawal are an important part of the recovery process, they are not usually enough to secure long-term sobriety. 

Tackling the root causes of the addiction and developing healthy coping mechanisms are much more effective in avoiding relapse.

It shall also help to find the motivation to recover, which is why the majority of rehab facilities will recommend a stay of at least 30 days.

What is a dual diagnosis and why is it important?

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It is common for people dealing with a drug or alcohol addiction to also be living with another disorder, such as a mental health condition.

It is important that the addiction and mental health disorders are treated simultaneously, as they may affect each other and could put the patient at a higher risk of relapse in the future.

When addiction and a mental health condition are diagnosed at the same time, this is known as a dual diagnosis.

Some of the more common mental health disorders that are frequently present alongside addictions include:

A mental health condition can be a large cause of addiction, while addiction can be a large cause of a mental health disorder. 

As the two are so closely connected, it is crucial that medical professionals effectively dual diagnose patients as they enter rehab in order to provide the most effective care throughout the duration of their stay.

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Can I attend alcohol rehab and detox in Stoke on Trent?

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Many people attend rehab for alcohol addiction in Stoke on Trent every year, and there are numerous facilities that specialise in this substance disorder. 

Before beginning the psychological aspect of treatment you must first undergo complete detoxification, during which you will gradually reduce the amount of alcohol you drink over a period of about a week.

Depending on the severity of your addiction you will likely experience a range of withdrawal symptoms, many of which can be relieved by prescribed medication. [4]

Common alcohol withdrawal symptoms include:

Once you are physically able to attend and benefit from counselling sessions, you will begin to work with a therapist.

This is in order to tackle the psychological issues behind the addiction and learn new ways of coping with stress that doesn’t involve alcohol.

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Can I detox from alcohol at home in Stoke on Trent?

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If you are drinking less than 30 units of alcohol a day and have no history of delirium tremens or seizures then you will likely be able to complete a home detox programme as part of your treatment.

This allows you to withdraw from alcohol in the comfort of your own home and continue to keep up with any home, family or work responsibilities.

This option is much cheaper than a traditional rehab stay, often costing around £1,500, but it comes with more risks as you will not receive 24/7 medical monitoring in case of severe withdrawal symptoms. 

Before beginning this programme you will be subjected to a thorough medical assessment and will be prescribed specific medications in order to help you through the process, which can be posted directly to your home.

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Can I attend cocaine rehab in Stoke on Trent?

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As a powerfully addictive stimulant drug commonly found on the party scene, cocaine can cause a severe psychological addiction that is most effectively addressed and treated in a residential rehab setting.

At specialised rehab facilities in Stoke on Trent, patients will be assisted in ceasing their use of cocaine under 24/7 supervision.

They will then receive regular therapy sessions in order to address the issues that lead to them becoming addicted to this substance.

This will happen with a trained and experienced therapist challenging any detrimental beliefs and mindsets. 

Once the programme has been completed, patients will be assisted in creating a personalised aftercare plan that can help them to identify and avoid triggers and continue working towards long-term sobriety.

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Can I attend heroin rehab in Stoke on Trent?

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Heroin is one of the most difficult substances to recover from, but attending a specialised rehabilitation centre can increase your chances of long term recovery.

This form of opioid is extremely physically and psychologically addictive, causing intense cravings that can be very difficult to deal with.

It’s important to completely detox from heroin when first beginning treatment, as this can go a long way towards healing the physical addiction that causes the intense cravings. 

This process often comes with a number of uncomfortable side effects that can be managed with prescribed medication.

It is important to be medically supervised during this time due to the increased risk of overdose if the patient relapses.

Tackling the psychological aspect of heroin addiction is a long-term process, with regular counselling sessions throughout your rehab stay along with ongoing therapy once the treatment programme ends.

Can I attend cannabis rehab in Stoke on Trent?

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Unlike many other substances, it is possible to abruptly stop using cannabis without suffering any physical withdrawal symptoms. 

While this substance is thought to be psychologically addictive, it is not known to cause physical changes to the mind or body and therefore the cessation of use does not result in withdrawal. [5]

Despite this fact it is still recommended that anyone struggling with a cannabis addiction should seek professional treatment at a rehabilitation centre in order to overcome the psychological aspects of the addiction. 

The in-depth counselling that patients receive during rehab can help them learn to make healthier and more mindful choices while learning to cope with stressful situations and uncomfortable emotions without turning to cannabis.

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What types of therapies are available in Stoke on Trent?

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The majority of rehab facilities in Stoke on Trent provide a wide range of therapies in order to suit your individual needs and preferences. 

Many people benefit from structured and guided counselling such as cognitive behavioural therapy or dialectical behavioural therapy.

Others prefer more patient-led and conversational counselling and may therefore be better suited to a free-flowing group therapy session or holistic practices.

Some of the more common types of therapy offered at rehab include:

Depending on the type of facility you select, you may be offered the opportunity to try a number of different types of therapy before selecting your preferred option. 

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Preventing relapse after rehab

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While relapse after rehab is extremely common, there are a number of steps that you can take in order to continue your sobriety journey even years after professional treatment. 

The most effective way to prevent relapse is to design an effective aftercare plan with your treatment team before you complete your programme. 

This will be a guide to navigating life after rehab and can help you to prepare and plan for potential triggers, manage cravings and take steps toward building a strong support system and healthier coping mechanisms.

It is recommended that you continue ongoing counselling after leaving rehab as well as attend local support groups.

This includes Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous, where you are able t meet other people who share similar experiences. 

Many relapses occur due to feelings of loneliness and isolation, and this can be avoided if a strong support system is built from the start.

What are the alternatives to rehab in Stoke on Trent?

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Of course, attending a traditional rehab facility as an inpatient is not the only way to recover from a drug or alcohol addiction. 

Many people benefit from other methods of treatment that still allow them to live their daily lives and continue with their responsibilities at home or work.

The most common types of outpatient treatment are detailed below.

Alcoholic Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous

Local support groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) can be extremely beneficial to anyone looking to recover from an addiction. 

They make it easier to find support in those who may have shared similar experiences to you and understand what you’re going through.

It also allows you to provide guidance to others while receiving advice from those further along in their sobriety journey. 

Home detoxes

As mentioned above, medically-managed home detoxes are a cheaper and often more convenient way to withdraw from alcohol in a safe and familiar environment.

You may be offered this form of treatment if you meet the criteria, and this will allow you to withdraw from alcohol from the comfort of your own home.

Attending rehab as an outpatient

It is possible to receive many of the benefits of a rehabilitation facility while still remaining in your own home, and this is done by becoming an outpatient. 

You will still attend regular counselling sessions and take part in activities organised as part of your treatment programme.

However, you will return home in the evenings instead of staying on the premises. 

SMART Recovery

An alternative to supporting groups such as AA and NA, SMART Recovery provides you and your loved ones with the techniques and knowledge required to recover from an addiction. 

Based on aspects of CBT, patients attend regular meetings and learn how to manage their emotions effectively while using mindfulness techniques in order to make healthier and more productive choices.

It is seen as an empowering and unique method of addiction treatment.

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The power of residential treatment

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If you suffer from an acute addiction to drugs or alcohol, we urge you to seek out treatment at a local residential drug and alcohol rehab provider.

Residential rehab means you stay in the rehab clinic both during the day and night. The contrasts with outpatient treatment, where you merely spend time at the treatment clinic during the day.

We maintain a close network of residential rehab clinics in Stoke-on-Trent and across Staffordshire.

Following the completion of residential treatment, you will feel empowered to live your life without the need to drink alcohol or use drugs.

In reality, relapse will be a particular threat when you initially begin to live life without drugs and alcohol.

This is because you are not yet fully adjusted to ‘sober living’. To help you avoid relapse, our partner treatment clinics in Stoke-on-Trent off you an extended aftercare programme.

Aftercare sessions take place on an outpatient basis. You are encouraged to combine aftercare sessions with either Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous or SMART Recovery in Stoke-on-Trent.

What are the benefits of residential rehab?

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The central benefit of residential rehab is the level of care you will receive.

Because you are free from all temptations, the risk of continuing drug and alcohol use during treatment is effectively eliminated.

The level of care you receive during a residential rehab is particularly important when you are trying to overcome drug or alcohol withdrawal symptoms, and medications are given to you to try to ease this process.

Residential rehabs are regulated by the Care Quality Commission, and so expert care practices are put in place, such as the management of medications.

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What type of treatments may I benefit from during rehab?


Drug and alcohol rehabs in Stoke-on-Trent offer evidence-based treatments such as cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectical behavioural therapy and motivational interviewing.

These treatments help you to address the underlying mental causes of addiction, sometimes known as dual-diagnosis. You may also benefit from alternative therapies such as mindfulness and equine therapy.

Rehabs in Stock-on-Trent offer personalised treatment plans. This includes trigger identification, and custom relapse-prevention plans to meet your own specific situation.

Contact us for support

At Rehab 4 Addiction, we offer you a free call-back service. Simply contact us using this website, or call us free on 0800 140 4690.

The helpline we offer in Stoke-on-Trent is free and available 24 hours a day.

We may facilitate your immediate admission into a local rehab clinic without the need to submit to any form of the waiting list.







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